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Oblong Plaque Depicting Thutmose III Hunting Lions and Subduing an Enemy

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
L. 1.5 cm (9/16 in); w. 1 cm (3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.179
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
This oblong plaque is decorated on one side with the image of Thutmose III in a chariot, hunting lions with a bow and arrow. On the other side the king is shown as a striding sphinx subduing a bearded Asian enemy.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased in Cairo from Panayotis Kitycas before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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